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Baby Bump: Sleeping on the Side

I typically like to sleep on my side, but also delight in the belly down position.

While pregnant, I snoozed on my tummy for as long as I could "stomach" it. It wasn't until about half way into my pregnancy that I was told to slumber on my left side.

To see why that is the case,


According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA):

Snoozing on your back can cause problems with backaches, breathing, digestive system, hemorrhoids, low blood pressure and decrease in circulation to your heart and your baby.

The APA recommends women sleep on their left side as the placenta and baby will benefit from the increased blood and nutrients allowed in this position.

Near the end of my pregnancy, the only way I could get some shut eye was to prop myself up in bed in a Lazy–Boy like posture. How did you rest best?

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